President Promotes Civility at National Prayer Breakfast

He said unity is elusive but necessary.

The 70th Annual National Prayer Breakfast was held Thursday at the National Capitol Visitor Center, a smaller venue with a smaller crowd compared to past years due to coronavirus concerns. 

During his remarks, President Joe Biden recalled his early days in Congress. “One of the things I don’t know for sure, but I think is missing in the Congress is that they don’t spend as much time with one another as we used to,” he said. Spending time with colleagues built friendships, he said, and “when you know one another,” then “it’s hard to dislike the person.” 

He said the issue for today is unity. “How do we unite us again? Unity is elusive, but it’s really actually necessary. Unity doesn’t mean we have to agree on everything. But unity is where enough of us believe in a core of basic things.,” he said. 

He went on to say that he believed “faith can move us together,” as it recognizes the value of everyone and that “if a house divided cannot stand, surely a house united can do anything.” 

“With history and God watching, we will have to prove that there is nothing beyond the capacity of the United States when we’re united,” the president said. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That President Biden will lead by example in cultivating unity.
  • For the president to look to the Lord as he sets national and international policy.
  • For God to move in the hearts of the nation’s governing officials and citizens.

Sources: Christian Post, C-SPAN 


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